Posted by psgels on 7 February 2011 with categories: Level E



After the end of the previous episode, I already had a suspicion that this episode would focus on Ouji’s plans to create the earth rangers. That indeed turned out to be true, but I didn’t expect him to kidnap a group of innocent children to do it. Seriously, this episode was just nothing but a grown man grabbing a bunch of random kids and playing a ridiculously unfair game with them. And it was hilarious.

It’s perhaps not as good as the previous episodes, but even then I absolutely loved this episode. It again takes a group of random guys, this time in middle school, and this time it’s non fiction. Again, their designs were nicely unconventional for anime, and really feel like Ouji picked the nearest five kids that he could find. The way in which they tried to deal with the fact that they had been turned into power rangers (without any actual powers besides a bunch of illegal ones) in a great little parody of the super sentai genre.

This episode subverted a ton of these tropes, like how most kids who get these powers really aren’t going to play along, and how for some the powers may just rise to their heaDS. Or the way in which they couldn’t use most of their weapons because they were grossly illegal.

I also liked that twist with the teacher, and how she as an alien immediately noticed that something was up, and also how she laughed when she found out that Ouji was behind everything. I’m not sure whether this was a one shot episode or whether it’s going to continue next week. That would be interesting, if only to see a bunch of kids beat up Kraft.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

15 Responses

  1. Ransom says:

    From the preview this will continue next week… It wasn’t as interesting as the previous episodes but it still was fresh and funny xD

  2. Blade says:

    Awww. Worst score yet. Anime dropped.
    j/k

  3. K.K. says:

    This show is just so much better than everything else airing now, it’s ridiculous. I couldn’t stop laughing the whole time I was watching.

    The rangers have multiple episodes, which is good. “Battle Pocari” just makes me laugh.

  4. Tomtom says:

    Although this episode was hilarious (again), part of me hopes the show will not ONLY be about the prince’s pranks for the rest of its run.

  5. dthiswhtuseek says:

    unfortunately for you that is how the entire series will run, although the way he plays his pranks will be pretty diverse so it will still be hilarious. Well, there are two points that don’t really have pranks the prince pulled but whatever, just watch the show it’s great.

  6. maskedguy says:

    @Blade: Lolwhut, you must have reaaaaaaaaaally high standards ._.;

    @Tomtom: What? You hope this will became serious action series? Well, if it makes you feel better, there are four stories which aren’t about Prince’s pranks =P(I think one of them doesn’t even have appearance by him…)

  7. maskedguy says:

    @Blade: Oops. Sorry, missed the joke AND the “j/k” ^^;

  8. Tomtom says:

    @masked guy. That’s not what I meant (or said). I just hope that the jokes will be woven into some overall plot/ continuous story line, instead a string of random stuff.

  9. Tan-Tan says:

    THE BLUE RANGER IS GON

  10. AKI says:

    @Tan-Tan

    That’s what I thought too. What the hell is Gon doing in this anime series, lol’d.

  11. tanukichan says:

    Haha, is it just me or is there a little reference to Doraemon by Lil Prince when he took out the nuclear missile?

    I’m loving this show. They’re going a darn good job translating the manga jokes to anime form: first the video diary, now the 3D Prince, and so on.

  12. maskedguy says:

    @Tan-Tan & AKI: Well, Level E manga was drawn by the same guy who does Hunter X Hunter.(and did that series where guy shoot spirit bullet things from finger… Forgot the name even though its rather famous XD)

  13. passingby says:

    @maskedguy
    Yu Yu Hakusho

  14. AKI says:

    I know it’s Yoshihiro Togashi!

  15. Ncrdrg says:

    Still such a grade A troll. Great episode as usual.

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  • Firechick
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 03:00 PM)
    Uhhh…I wasn’t impersonating Bam. I don’t even know who he or she is.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 10:48 AM)
    This is a fairly minor complaint but in some older anime I always noticed “flashing light syndrome” and “Epilepsy visuals” , “Animes equivalent to flash photography”, it can sometimes bother me alot/hurt my eyes watching old shows, then again I am susceptible to epilepsy…
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    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 09:14 AM)
    @Bam: Emotional involvement and rewatch value are very important to me in a film, which is my preference for synecdoche over birdman.
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    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 04:05 AM)
    “Firechick, answer: Hell no. And don’t impersonate Bam. You suck at it.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 03:05 AM)
    Yeah guys! Why aren’t you reviewing Go! Princess Precure?
  • Firechick
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 02:51 AM)
    Is anyone gonna review Go! Princess Precure? I hear it just aired.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
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    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:01 PM)
    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:15 PM)
    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.

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